Holi is one such festival of colours that is being widely celebrated across all over India. However, Holi celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan are considered to be a special treat for everyone. It is being celebrated with full of enthusiasm by the local people along with iant colours being spread around. In this article, we will be discussing the major highlights of Holi celebrations in Mathura and Vrindavan.
As per the legend, it is believed that Lord Krishna visited Radha’s village on this special day and had offended the women of Barsana chasing him away. And since that time only, many of the men from Nandgaon Lord Krishna’s village especially make a visit to Barsana in order to play Holi in the town. Also, women are being asked to beat up these men with sticks trying to protect themselves.
The life of widows living in Vrindavan is being followed by strictest rules and regulations. Widow Holi has been introduced in order to add some colours to white lives of widows. In widow’s Holi, all the widows living in Vrindavan will come out of their homage and play colours at Pagal Baba Widow Ashram.
Holika Dehan is nothing but burning off the mannequin of Holika. One of the biggest effigies is being burnt out at the Holi Gate followed by many of the cultural programs. On every small cross-road, there will be a small intimate function where women come and pray to Lord.